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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Scott Saul Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism . By Madhu Dubey. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. ix + 284 pp. © 2005 University of Washington 2005 Scott Saul is assistant professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His book Freedom...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
... unchanged. However, Lu Xun's vision of literature and his writing techniques also draw on features common to symbolism, surrealism, supernatural realism, grotesque realism, magic realism, and other experimental forms. Since these are modernist, even postmodern, features, it would be of great interest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 391–413.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Brian McHale In or about 1966, modernity changed. In the spirit of recent reflections on “the year as period,” the present article undertakes a thought experiment: What if we dated the beginning of postmodernism to 1966 instead of, say, 1972–73, the date preferred by Charles Jencks, Fredric Jameson...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Douwe Fokkema The title of this essay implies that there is a Chinese postmodernism that differs from American or European postmodernism. But the different postmodernisms also have a common basis, which can be found at the level of unstable signification. First the author briefly sketches how...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Michal Kobialka The “after theory” syndrome silently renounced historiography as radical thought and substituted a closed, retrospective framework to conceptualize the ontology of theater/performance history. In its postmodern/post-utopian universe, historicizing largely contents itself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2017
... historical novel. Atkinson’s novels are often cited as examples of postmodern metafiction, but in fact her work is more directly indebted to modernist experiments in counterfactual historical writing by figures like Virginia Woolf. Moreover, this inheritance, inasmuch as it informs Atkinson’s focus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 249–267.
Published: 01 September 2018
... literature but also on its literary theory and criticism; Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive critical theory has helped form a unique version of Chinese postmodernism; and Alain Badiou’s Maoist passion and his critical reception in China’s cultural and intellectual circles have spurred Chinese intellectuals...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 323–340.
Published: 01 September 2018
... academic discourse has been invented in China on selected themes of postmodernism and Third World “national allegory.” However, as a “shadowy but central presence” in Jameson and other Western left theories, Maoism is nearly absent from China’s appropriation of Western theories. A vigorous critique...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of geological time to human history, challenging traditional theories of historical change. Drawing on this notion, Dipesh Chakrabarty outlines three theories of history. History 1 and 2 refer to liberalism and its postcolonial and postmodern critique, respectively. History 3, or post-Anthropocene history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 345–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
... it. This essay hypothesizes that postmodern theories of truth and concomitant transformations in reader sensibilities partly account for the legitimization and now dominance of biofiction. The essay analyzes a 1968 literary debate among Ralph Ellison, William Styron, and Robert Penn Warren, which on the surface...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 187–205.
Published: 01 June 2023
... harnessing of detail to create plush, seemingly real worlds to modernist and postmodern fiction’s interrogation of the detail’s supposed referentiality. Engaging with the detail’s many legacies, Cole underscores the latent violence of detail in the global novel, namely, its capacity to draw something...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2008
... difference between the modern and the postmodern, even in the Western context, postmodernism retains close connections with modernism. In China this relationship is acutely apparent. “New Period literature” (xinshiqi wenxue) — a political designation for works published from 1976 to the end...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (3): 373–375.
Published: 01 September 1992
... as a theorist. The fourth of Hutcheon’s series of essays on postmodernism, after A Poetics ofPostmod- ernism (1988), The Canadian Postmodern (1988), and The Politics of Postmod- ernism (1989), Splitting Images: Contemporary Canadian Ironies is the second to deal exclusively with Canadian art...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (4): 497–509.
Published: 01 December 1998
.... The Academic Postmodern and the Rule of Literature: A Report on HavKnowhdge. By David Simpson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. xi + igg pp. $1 2.95. Beauty and the Critic: Aesthetics in an Age of Cultural Studies. Edited by James Soderholm. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1997...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 121–132.
Published: 01 March 1993
... (Chicago: Uni- versity of Chicago Press, 1980). Perloff I Empiricism 125 resentative or exemplary. Which art forms will be central to histories of postmodern American culture? Hollywood film? Feminist photogra- phy? Prime-time TV sitcom? The video art of Dara...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (3): 454–457.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Brian McHale Brian McHale is Distinguished Humanities Professor of English at Ohio State University. His most recent monograph is The Obligation toward the Difficult Whole: Postmodern Long Poems (2004). With Randall Stevenson, he is editor of The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (3): 437–440.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., “influence” seems outdated and pedestrian, if not positively misleading. The word itself figures hardly anywhere in the book outside of its title, and for good reason, for it entirely misrepresents the direction of “flow” in Punter’s account of the postmodern. Far from exerting influ- ence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (3): 440–444.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., “influence” seems outdated and pedestrian, if not positively misleading. The word itself figures hardly anywhere in the book outside of its title, and for good reason, for it entirely misrepresents the direction of “flow” in Punter’s account of the postmodern. Far from exerting influ- ence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (3): 444–447.
Published: 01 September 2007
... itself figures hardly anywhere in the book outside of its title, and for good reason, for it entirely misrepresents the direction of “flow” in Punter’s account of the postmodern. Far from exerting influ- ence on contemporary writing or anything else, the postmodern is mainly characterized...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (3): 447–450.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., “influence” seems outdated and pedestrian, if not positively misleading. The word itself figures hardly anywhere in the book outside of its title, and for good reason, for it entirely misrepresents the direction of “flow” in Punter’s account of the postmodern. Far from exerting influ- ence...